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Nablus Mayor Shown Merchant’s Home Where Fatah Arms Caches Were Found

Mayor Hamdi Kanaan of Nablus was escorted by the military governor today to the house of a prominent local merchant where two El Fatah arms caches were discovered yesterday. The mayor was invited to view the evidence in case the building is demolished by the Israeli Army.

Mayor Kanaan was told by Defense Minister Gen. Moshe Dayan three days ago that the Army would continue to destroy houses belonging to, or used by, terrorists. But he was promised that he would be told in advance of such action. The mayor was unsuccessful in his call for a general strike last week to protest the Israeli demolition policy. Later he resigned but was persuaded by Gen. Dayan to retract his resignation.